Mayans met aliens, says new doccie

2011-09-29 07:20
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town - A new film documentary will reveal that the ancient Mayans had contact with intelligent life forms not from Earth, says the Mexican government and will show that the ancient Mayan civilization was influenced by "an advanced race".
 
Luis Augusto Garcia Rosado, the minister of tourism for the Mexican state of Campeche told the trade publication The Wrap that new evidence has emerged of "contact between the Mayans and extraterrestrials, supported by translations of certain codices which the government has kept secure in underground vaults for some time".
 
The Mexican government will reveal these findings in a new film documentary entitled Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond, produced by Raul Julia-Levy, the son of actor Raul Julia and director Juan Carlos Rulfo. Julia-Levy told The Wrap that the documentary will focus on the evidence of alien contact with the ancient Mayan culture.
 
Landing pads

"Mexico will release codices, artifacts and significant documents with evidence of Mayan and extraterrestrial contact. Information will be corroborated by archaeologists," Julia-Levy told The Wrap who said that it seems the Mayan civilisation were disrupted by "men of dark intentions". The Mexican ministry indicated there is evidence of "landing pads in the jungle that are 3 000 years old" and is releasing 80-year-old state-held secrets to the documentary producers.
 
"In the site at Calakmul, workers for the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have discovered rooms inside the pyramid that have never been seen or explored before. We're letting this documentary film there, to see what has been discovered inside the pyramid," Rosado said.
 
The film crew is also getting access to never-before-seen locations in Guatemala. Although the Guatemalan government isn't talking about anything regarding extra-terrestrial life, it is supporting Mexico in the documentary project.

"Guatemala, like Mexico, home to the ancient yet advanced Mayan civilization, has also kept certain provocative archeological discoveries classified and now believes that it is time to bring forth this information in the new documentary," Guillermo Novielli Quezada, Guatemala's minister of tourism said in a statement.
 
The film set for release in 2012 doesn't have a specific release date yet – but it will be before December 21 2012, the mystical end of the Mayan calendar.

Comments

  • daaivark - 2011-09-29 07:46

    Appropriately this article also has the smurfs staring out into space on the same page.

      GetitRight - 2011-09-29 08:59

      Suggest you widen your reading, educate yourself, remove the blinkers and investigate with an open mind. You will soon see that you have been THE SMURF. "THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO DON'T WANT TO SEE...."

      kidblack - 2011-09-29 09:07

      ^ what he said. whats worse than being arrogant? being ignorantly arrogant?

      fantasticjac - 2011-09-29 09:12

      Absence of proof is not proof of absence. I'd rather keep an open mind to the possibility of everything rather than being surprised. The world was flat at one point in human history, wasn't it? Things that appear ludicrous in nature must first be ridiculed. I'm looking forward to this documentary.

      QuintS - 2011-09-29 09:16

      @ daaivark. Very appropriate. Spin on spin, made up fairy tales and pseudo science at its best. After the hoo haa has died down and the scientists with common sense and good critical thinking and proper scientific methods have had a look at the 'evidence', they will explain/show a normal intellegent civilization living normal daily lives. We just underestimate what those guys were capable of in those days and the mythical 'alien' religion will once again be shown up to be the fake it is.

      zaatheist - 2011-09-29 09:44

      Noticed that two. And, yes, very appropriate background to a very silly claim.

      Succubus - 2011-09-29 09:50

      fantasticjac, If you open your mind to much, ...your brain will fall out!

      Mnr. Smith - 2011-09-29 09:58

      ha-ha!!

      Rob Gunning - 2011-09-29 12:06

      @getitRight - "You cannot see that which does not exist" - Rob Gunning

      I Like Everything - 2011-09-29 12:17

      I smurf this.. "You cannot smurf, that which does not smurf" - Papa Smurf

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 12:23

      The Smurfs descended from Abraham... LOL www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hiuap9YAO8k (or, type in Google "father abraham in smurfland")

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 13:20

      Gee. I guess they didn't release Father Abraham's "Smurf Song" in SA then...

      GetitRight - 2011-09-30 08:53

      @Rob Gunning : "...and the little ant with the tiny brain said to his fellow ants.....we are the only lifeforms that inhabit the earth. And his learned friend turned to him and said that's impossible...we cannot be the only lifeforms on a planet so large. And the little ant with the little brain arrogantly, ignorantly and pompously stated....YOU CANNOT SEE THAT WHICH DOES NOT EXIST. And his learned friend remarked Mmmmmm!....did not know we have SMURFS amongst us."

      Zion - 2011-09-30 13:10

      Quint S will you be judging the scientists proper methods. I see a lot of arrogance all over this fo0rum. Aliens my gat.

  • RonJ - 2011-09-29 08:15

    This is a marketing initiative because of the whole end of the world, Mayan calender B.S. Quite clever actually. Watch tourism numbers increase there next year. Very clever.

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 11:02

      They worked out the end of the world to be 2012. Yet they also worked out that the time between creation and flood was 1600 years, Bible says 1656 years. So if you give credit to the Bible (few on here seem to, but I do) - the Mayans would be 56 years off the mark. So their 2012 would have been 56 years ago... Just a rogue thought there :-) nobody actually knows when the end will come!

      RaveWolf1 - 2011-09-29 14:57

      Why are people being so stupid!!?? The Mayans DID NOT predict The "END OF THE WORLD" They simply calculated the movement of the planets alignment, That's it. The Planets where in a more or less straight line and "predicted" that they would re-align again on December 21st 2012. Just because I predict that writing this would take about 2min it probably took me about 2m 21sec. It's a calculated guess. and a pretty accurate one being only a few years off without the help of a calculator, computer or even an abacus for that matter. It might be the end of the world, it might not. hope you all cleaned out your closets and your "past baggage" is packed as well as all the loose ends in your life... Just in case!

      teresa scott - 2011-09-29 21:59

      Dont know if anyone bothered to notice, the mayans didnt predict the end of the world, their calander mearly ended. perhaps they decided it would be pointless to predict further into the future.

  • Siener2 - 2011-09-29 08:32

    Ahaa... The Mexican minister of TOURISM, not the minister of SCIENCE. Pseudo-scientific nonsense without any real evidence can be dismissed out of hand. It may bring that country huge revenue from ignorant tourists though.

      kidblack - 2011-09-29 09:14

      no real evidence? my friend, if you only opened your eyes to 10% of the evidence, you will start scratching your head profusely. heres a reading list to get you started: - easter island - nazca lines - aboriginal cave paintings - inuit lore - indian veda scripts - book of ENOCH (yes... the bible you bashers so like to quote) - the Book of Genesis, chapter 6 verses 1–4

      kidblack - 2011-09-29 09:19

      not to mention mayan knowledge of the universe we only "rediscovered" after 1950 using satellites... oh wait... i suppose besides cutting and moving perfectly symmetrical 800 tonne stones over valleys and mountains, these "slaves" also dabbled in amateur telescope building and astrophysics.

      daaivark - 2011-09-29 10:19

      With respect, kidblack, what about the Easter Islands? Ever heard of Kon-tiki expedition? Aboriginal cave paintings, mayan imagery.... these cultures are known to have used peyote and mescalin based trance, which are known to induce common or similar imgaery in the participant, many of these including spirals and glowing lights and so on. I would suggest that the images you refer to (also in inuit culture) are the results of hallucination. Indian veda scripts ( I assume you have preused them in their original unedited form and thus can speak with authority (?) as well as ENOCH and Genesis are NOT accepted historical documents. Who is being naive here?

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 11:11

      "Genesis are NOT accepted historical documents" Well, not by you anyway... Genesis 10+11 already proven correct and factual, but that stuffs up the old-age-earth, evolution theory and the supporting non-Biblical historical accounts in question somaar also stuff up the idea of dinos dying 65mya. And we can't have that can we... hence, deny deny deny. There is an entire 2000 years of history that my homeland (UK) simply denies and calls myth if one ever dares to mention it. That's just pathetic! Or, Exodus - the plagues of Moses were shown to be scientifically possible and in that order; the parting of the seas was shown to be scientifically possible too (besides that they found commemorative pillars in Nubeiwaa and across the sea in Saudi, both erected by Solomon); those involved did not claim directly that "God did those things" but it's at least shown to be possible - suddenly even the Biblical "fairy tales" don't seem to be stories :-)

      daaivark - 2011-09-29 12:34

      Genesis 10 and 11 proven? WHAT!!! Where? How? And kidblack refers to 1 thru 4 anyway.... What about the rest of a very fat book?

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 12:43

      @ Daaivark - well "After The Flood" explains how - you can read it online at http://ldolphin.org/cooper/contents.html List of sources: http://ldolphin.org/cooper/biblio.html Two of the sources used are Historia Regum Britanniae and Historia Brittonum, which are specifically denied - book explains why, and how they cannot be. But there are plenty other ancient sources too... if anything you'd learn history from the book :-)

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 12:46

      Oh and I mentioned Genesis 10+11 because you relegate the whole book of Genesis in your comment. 10+11 is genealogy; just to add that were the genealogy true (it is, see previous comment), the same non-Biblical accounts further support the creation story of Genesis, plus the flood, plus the very existence of Noah and descendants, pretty much beyond any doubt. It would destroy the modern theories at the same time. It would also strengthen the veracity and credibility of the Bible. Happy rejecting :-)

      Justin.A - 2011-09-30 07:34

      @Matt "http://ldolphin.org/cooper/biblio.html" Sorry, unless you have peer reviewed evidence, then this is opinion. Speaking of peer reviewed evidence, all evidence we have disagrees with a young earth and global flood. Which brings us back to daaivark's point: Genesis is not accepted history.

  • Red30 - 2011-09-29 08:48

    Clearly a bit of clever marketing for the movie and 2012 hype.

  • Verbatim - 2011-09-29 09:01

    Funny how some people have the arrogance to actually believe we are the only things alive in the entire universe. We can barely comprehend the size of our own galaxy, yet we are very sure we the only "intelligent" living organisms out there. Scary stuff this dumbass gene we seem to have...

      Puppet Master - 2011-09-29 09:20

      If you think about it, you would have been burnt at the stake for thinking the earth was round a few years ago. And that mentality still exists today. 90% BELIEVES that we are alone in this MASSIVE universe. we can hardly see out of our own solar system, but they have already made up their minds that we are alone. If so, why such a massive universe then?

      daaivark - 2011-09-29 10:21

      Let's just clarify. Nowhere do I say there is no life elsewhere in the universe. NOWHERE! I simply say it is a bit rich to suggest that we have been visited, and that these beings felt to great about this backward planet that they left us all these pointers. Come on, people. Be reasonable.

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 11:05

      Well so far there's no evidence at all... there was one case where Nasa claimed to have found a bacteria from outer space, but that was just a ploy to get funding. They were in danger of losing some funding, so they hauled out a rock from their collection that came from Antarctica, claimed it had bacteria from outer space (Mars I think) - got the funding from the US government, then a few months later "oopsie" it wasn't from outer space. Kept the money though... I believe that we are alone in the universe, and until we actually FIND something, that is how it is unless proven otherwise. But I guess we'll see one day hey...

      donald dods - 2011-09-30 05:45

      I dont think we are alone in the universe/galaxy, and seeing our obsession with finding habitable planets, I'm pretty sure "they" know where we are. And if ancient text (sumerian,mayan ect) is anything to go by... "they" seem to like gold (for what ever reason, radiation shielding/conducting ect) and they what us to mine it for them... I say if they show "their" alien A$$es around here , we nuke them hard, and re-engineer their technology afterwards... Or become gold slaves again ... "cause I am the replicant, to hell with the gods"

      Shannon - 2011-10-01 08:45

      @Puppet Master.. and if I told you that the earth is in fact hollow?? would you burn me at the stake??

  • sonny.brilliant - 2011-09-29 09:21

    Very interesting, Hollywood has played a big role in preparing people for such a day, It will confirm what a very few have long suspected myself included.

      Puppet Master - 2011-09-29 09:29

      IF, and that is n very BIG if 2012 is true, I'd rather not know about it, and just go. In the end it doesnt matter what you do, if you die you die thats it, how do you prepare for dying tomorrow? I'd rather not know when it is my time, at least tomorrow if the world goes pop, I will not be sitting here chewing my nails off right now.

      Andrew - 2011-09-29 09:55

      2012 apparently is not so much about death and destruction of Earth and humanity, but rather the start of a new age. This could refer to some sort of amazing new knowledge such as knowing we aren't alone in the universe, or the invention of something like time travel. While the media has sold 2012 and the Mayan prophecies as being all about death and destruction, this may not be the case at all. Whistleblowers and conspiracy theorists have long said that humanity as a whole would not be ready to hear the truth if in fact extra-terrestrials do exist or have existed. However, there are some, and perhaps more than you might think who would accept the new reality of not being alone with open arms. It has always amazed me at how religious people seem to want to be alone in the universe. There are many resources available to feed your brain with half conceivable information, but there are also sources which appear to be sincere and true. Take for example Adam's Calendar in Nelspruit. That place is one of the most under investigated, amazingly interesting places on Earth, which also happens to be right here in South Africa.

      Puppet Master - 2011-09-29 10:39

      @ Andrew - I agree with you. Have done some reading about it, and the one that I liked the most, and makes more sense, is what about it is the end of the earth's circle cycle? (looking for clarification here) 21 Dec 2012 marks the last day of the calendar for that particular cycle and 22 Dec 2012 the calendar starts again from the start marking the beginning of a new cycle? or, they decided not to add more 0. into their calendar. I bet you, like you said, it may be somehting spectacular, or just another day with no meaning at all.

  • opiniononly - 2011-09-29 10:19

    I'll go and watch it,I don't believe we are alone in this Universe, and hey, I think that's a comfort. Maybe someone will come and save us from ourselves. I just watched Avatar the other day, and I thought why did everyone say that it was so upsetting? That is happening now on Earth every day in the Amazon.Those same people don't find that upsetting. but imaginary blue people got to them? I find that odd.

  • Obama - 2011-09-29 11:00

    Perhaps the Americans will now do the same thing and share all the info they have on alien life forms. And I'm really surprised that there are r people so naive as to think that is such a huge universe, with so many galaxies and planets, that we r the only ones occupying it... Its impossible!! There must b more life forms out there...its just too big a universe to only be occupied by us. Now, as to wherether we have encountered any of those life forms before, that remains to be seen.

      NuttyZA - 2011-09-29 11:17

      Obama, it's not that we don't believe there is life out there in the vast Universe... I personally, have no doubt in my mind that the universe is teeming with life... what I (and most sceptically inclined people) do seriously doubt though, is that this life has visited Earth... given the vast distances needed to travel here, it is highly unlikely...

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 11:30

      @ Nutty - too far for aliens to travel? Ben10 would beg to differ ;-)

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 11:32

      @ Nutty - as a fellow expat; do you remember a show in the 80s called Mysterious Cities of Gold? Kids show, also about Central/South American stuff. Got a bit of a cult following from all us 30-somethings who watched it on BBC back in the day. They've just released it on DVD :-D yup ordered mine yesterday from Amazon UK, I'm squealing like a pig with excitement... keep telling myself "it's for my son, my SON"... ;-)

      JMan - 2011-09-29 12:36

      @ nuttyza ... highly unlikely only when based on the technology/knowledge we have...

      NuttyZA - 2011-09-29 13:19

      @Matt, yes, I do vaguely remember it... altho I wish I was still a 30 something :) @Jman, technology required for interstellar travel would mean that either, you would have to travel Thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands) of times faster than the speed of light OR have the ability to bend/fold space... even if there IS other life out there, does not mean it is intelligent life... don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of Star Trek/Star Wars/Sci-Fi too... but sadly, that is just what it is Science FICTION! I really wish we could have contact with ALF's, just don't think it's very likely

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 13:22

      ALF? Aw that was another cool 80s show. We're getting old Nutty...

      NuttyZA - 2011-09-29 13:48

      Yep, I really miss the 80's :( I suspect I am a little older than you tho Matt

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 14:02

      @ Nutty - probably, I'm 31. But having moved around a lot, I think it's messed up my long-term memory as I remember way too much :-) 80s, great music and great shows!

      NuttyZA - 2011-09-29 14:10

      I'm 42... so just a wee bit older ;-)

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 15:14

      @ Nutty - on the bright side, Apartheid did have one benefit for SA in the 80s. Thanks to the boycotts, very few car models in the 80s. Let's face it, the cars were crap in those days ;-) most of the locals here have never seen a Lada Riva, Vauxhall Nova or Austin Metro/Maestro... though if you look really hard, you may just find a Morris Marina here, even once saw an Austin Princess in Pinetown ;-)

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-29 15:18

      And as I rambled on about crap Pom cars, my Mysterious Cities of Gold just got posted :-D along with Around The World With Willy Fogg... Quite funny - two shows that were well loved in the UK around 1987, but both only just got released on DVD (not even VHS before). With the first one, I watched it every Thursday on the Broomcupboard (CBBC) and just as the series was close to the end... we emigrated and had no BBC for a year. Bummer! Then they repeated it later, we did have BBC by then, and just as the series was close to the end, I was grounded... oh well. So it would've taken me almost 25 years to see the end ;-)

  • Badballie - 2011-09-29 11:09

    It has long been speculated and in fact was recorded in literature in the early 60's that proof of alien visitation existed but was being repressed by governments, The ancient Sumerians wrote of the 3600 year earth cycle which was said to end in 2012, also discovery of bones and carcasses in Alaska and Siberia support a near extinction cycle of around the same period. I think it would be appropriate to keep an open mind as it would be very vain of us to consider ourselves the only intelligent life forms in a galaxy so large we represent less than nothing in. Daaivark:- I have always followed your comments with interest, I'm starting to wonder if you actually believe in anything though?

  • Organist-1 - 2011-09-29 12:11

    Who pays the salaries of these stupid scientists? The more degrees you have behind your name the less common sense you have. Were any of these boffins around at the time to witness the encounters? Get a life and stop accepting every bit of drivel cooked up and printed.

      JMan - 2011-09-29 12:29

      "Were any of these boffins around at the time to witness the encounters? " You mean like when Jesus walked on water...? Or rose from the dead...? So based on what you said... every religious person must get a life...

      Organist-1 - 2011-09-29 14:05

      What has religion to do with it? as for your second line. Yes, there were plenty around to witness the facts. And they were recorded in history. Read some and then stick with the subject of discussion.

      JMan - 2011-09-29 14:49

      Well..apparently the same happened in the case of the mayans...hence the items and artifacts they want to show us..., which could also be a record of history... so before you claim that this info (which hasn't even been published) is "cooked up and printed"....READ SOME and practice what you preach.

  • Plakkie - 2011-09-29 12:48

    LOL.. i will just laugh, for raising my opinion will only fall on deaf ears.. Please read your bible folks, about the "heavenly beings/sons of god, the anakims or ananakies and the sons of Anak.. And I mean seriously read it.

  • Janbantjies - 2011-09-29 13:07

    This will explain why Mexico is such a crime free, efficient wonderfully run country

  • TastelessJoke - 2011-09-29 13:27

    Bring on the tinfoil hats. My favourites are the comments like "Just broaden your reading material and you'll understand the truth". Man, I wish I had the numbers of all those people because I could make a fortune selling the elixir I just developed.

  • Adrian - 2011-09-29 13:36

    It would be interesting to see what the filmmakers make of the so called information and 'evidence'. Let's not forget that the filmmakers' aim is to make money from their film and one can never trust the motives of politicians the world over. Collectively they can put whatever spin on the information that suits their objectives best. Why is it not the archeologists and scientists to whom this information is released? This looks like another Dan Brown to me. Fiction dolled up as history!

  • fishfingers - 2011-09-29 14:06

    People who cares what happens next year what are you doing about it anyway.Where do people get this obsession with the world ending its been here for billions of years and will be here for billions more.

  • Tlholohelo - 2011-09-29 14:25

    We cant just be ignorant like that,The were a lt lot of wise people even longer than we think,The decision makers, teachers and builders.The rulers of this world will never allow for the whole truth to be laid out there for US the general population to scrutinize, that would be a stupid move on their side, as they would loose their power to rule the world, and a whole lot of things\history we know and rely on, would be invalid\rendered useless, which is a melleniae of years of work and structuring the HUMAN BEING and earth life as THEY see fit.It is just a pity that all the people who have tried to reveal the truth all just disappear into THIN air.The world will never know the truth, accept and deal with it!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tlholohelo - 2011-09-29 14:28

    Wit Andrew I do side and second him,as he did say: 2012 apparently is not so much about death and destruction of Earth and humanity, but rather the start of a new age. This could refer to some sort of amazing new knowledge such as knowing we aren't alone in the universe, or the invention of something like time travel. While the media has sold 2012 and the Mayan prophecies as being all about death and destruction, this may not be the case at all. Whistleblowers and conspiracy theorists have long said that humanity as a whole would not be ready to hear the truth if in fact extra-terrestrials do exist or have existed. However, there are some, and perhaps more than you might think who would accept the new reality of not being alone with open arms. It has always amazed me at how religious people seem to want to be alone in the universe. There are many resources available to feed your brain with half conceivable information, but there are also sources which appear to be sincere and true. Take for example Adam's Calendar in Nelspruit. That place is one of the most under investigated, amazingly interesting places on Earth, which also happens to be right here in South Africa.

      SV - 2011-09-29 14:49

      If you don't believe in the Bible, you can believe anything.

  • cromagnon - 2011-09-29 14:30

    Let me just clarify one thing.... Believing that aliens did not visit Mexico does not mean one does not believe in the possibility of extra terrestrial life. I would like to see the documentary, the Mayans are one of my favorite civilzations. I do however believe that attributing their achievements to alien contact is a slap in the face of Mayans. I visited Mexico and spoke to Mayans and they are very proud of their heritage.

  • philjoubert - 2011-09-29 15:34

    Awesome - someone with financial interest in finding UFO's, finds them. Must be true. Amazing that the tourism minister releases info that hasn't leaked from a disfunctional government for 80 years... Sounds a little fishy to me. I'm open to possibilities but am a skeptic when the people "finding the proof" have a conflict of interest with the truth being found.

  • Uncle - 2011-09-29 20:38

    Matt:-) is my plonker of the month.

  • Zion - 2011-09-30 06:17

    Will this be just another Discovery type of mickey Mouse film riddled with holes. And the usual repetitive explanations to "Convince" the viewer. Reckon we will be seeing aliens when this load of poppycock hits the circuits. Hope at least there is some comedy in this austere subject.

  • Realistiqly - 2011-09-30 08:31

    Can't wait - I believe that Mayans were in fact Aliens.

      Zion - 2011-10-01 09:12

      Ya, and I am the easter bunny.

  • Zion - 2011-09-30 13:07

    I do not believe it and see it as a bag-O Sheet. What is more interesting is that the Nile is no longer the world's longest river. That spot of honour has been grabbed by the Mighty Amazon river. it is 139km longer than the Nile and Brazil has requested the International body of statistics to rewrite the Amazon as the longest. More advanced measuring techniques had been used to measure both the Amazon and the Nile. Try and get a smurf around that one.

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